NBA Africa Game 2017

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NBA Africa Game 2017
1234 Total
Team World 33172731 108
Team Africa 19283020 97
DateAugust 5, 2017
VenueTicketpro Dome,
Johannesburg, South Africa
MVPVictor Oladipo, Team Africa
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The 2017 NBA Africa Game was an exhibition basketball game played on August 5, 2017 in the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg, South Africa. It was the second NBA game to take place on the continent of Africa and the first since the NBA Africa Game 2015. The teams involved were Team Africa, featuring NBA players and alumni that were born in or had parents born in Africa, and Team World, featuring NBA players from the rest of the world.[1]


  • CAP^ Deng and Sefolosha were the captains for Team Africa.[1]
  • CAP^ Nowitzki and Walker were the captains for Team World.[1]
  • INJ^ Embiid did not play because of injury.[3]


  1. ^ Capela was born in Switzerland, but his parents are from Angola and Congo.[1]
  2. ^ Deng holds British nationality, but he was born in what is now South Sudan.[1]
  3. ^ Ibaka represents Spain in international competition, but he was born in the Republic of the Congo.[1]
  4. ^ Oladipo was born in the United States, but his father was born in Sierra Leone and his mother in Nigeria.[1][2]
  5. ^ Sefolosha was born in Switzerland, but his father was born in South Africa.[1]
  6. ^ Schröder was born in Germany, but his mother was born in The Gambia.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "NBA announces Africa Game rosters". Kwesé Sports. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  2. ^ Layden, Tim (March 25, 2013). "Victor Oladipo's rise from overlooked recruit to Indiana superstar". Archived from the original on March 21, 2013. Retrieved June 24, 2013. [Chris Oladipo] says he was born in the West African nation of Sierra Leone, raised in the rural community of Blama (population 8,146)...
  3. ^ "NBA announces rosters for NBA Africa Game 2017". NBA. Retrieved 4 August 2017.